[ic] products directory setgid

Steve & Patti Getzinger steveandpatti@wubs.org
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 18:53:37 -0500

Jean-Philippe Bouchard wrote:

> Hello folks,
> Two questions.
> First, why is the products directory setgid? What does it mean exactly
> to be setgid for a directory?
> Second, we are setting catalogs for several users on the same system and
> we thought of implementing the following scheme. The interchange server
> runs as user interch and this user is in the group interch (the only one
> in that group). Every files and directories under every catalog
> directories are owned by the catalog user and the group is interch (even
> though the user isn't in the group; our sysadmin told us we can do
> this). This way, the interchange server can read/write/create/delete
> those files. Since no one is in the group interch besides interch, that
> makes it as safe as the M (MULTIPLE GROUP) makecat scheme. I was
> wondering why you don't offer this scheme in makecat? Wouldn't it be
> simpler to have only one group instead of having to put the interchange
> user in every catalog users' group.
> Thanks in advance.
> --
> ---------------------------------
> Jean-Philippe Bouchard
> Sitepak - http://www.sitepak.com/
> jeanphil@sitepak.com
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